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Paluma is a very small village 60 km north of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.


If you want to escape the hot, humid weather of Townsville, go up to Paluma, which is in the Mount Spec ranges of Thuringowa's heritage-listed Wet Tropics.

Get in[edit]

To get in by car, take the bitumen road from the Bruce Highway all the way to Paluma. The view is spectacular as you wind your way up to the 1000 metres above sea level where Paluma is located.


One of the rainforest walks
The flooded gums
Little Crystal Creek gorge
  • Little Crystal Creek gorge. Nice waterfalls
  • 1 Paluma Dam. Paluma Dam (Q7128824) on Wikidata Paluma Dam on Wikipedia
  • 2 Paluma Important Bird Area. Paluma Important Bird Area (Q7128823) on Wikidata Paluma Important Bird Area on Wikipedia


  • Swim. Half-way up the mountain is the Little Crystal Creek gorge where you can swim in the water pools. Toilets and change rooms are provided so bring a towel!
  • Rain forest walks.
  • Historical town walks.
  • Paluma Pottery.
  • Flooded Gums. Drive past Paluma along the stretch of bitumen road and see the magnificent Flooded Gum's forest.


  • Pottery.


  • 1 Rainforest Inn, 1 Mount Spec Rd, +61 7 4770 8688. This restaurant / bar was built in 2005 and is open and spacious. The menu was modern with share plates included in the entree list and a good selection of mains. Quite a surprise finding it here. Great place.
  • Paluma Dreaming. Appeared to be more of a fast food type menu. It is located at the Backpackers.



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